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Relaxation, Tension, and High Velocity Throwing

Relaxation, Tension, and High Velocity Throwing

I've talked a lot about how increasing muscle tension and rate of force development is critical for high velocity throwing, but how does relaxing a muscle impact performance? Coaches have long known the ability to rapidly relax a muscle before and after a muscle...

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Chris Perry: From 86 mph to 93 mph

Chris Perry: From 86 mph to 93 mph

Chris reached out to us in the summer of 2019, topping at 86mph and looking to take his pitching performance to the next level heading into his senior year of high school. Chris and his dad made the trek from Illinois to Baltimore to get an in-person assessment and...

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Horizontal Abduction-Is More Always Better?

Horizontal Abduction-Is More Always Better?

All pitchers have heard certain mechanical cues and common phrases used by teammates and coaches everywhere. Along with hip/shoulder separation, “scap loading” is one of those phrases. Scap loading is a phrase originally coined by Paul Nyman and refers to the...

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Upper Body Plyometrics for Throwing Velocity

Upper Body Plyometrics for Throwing Velocity

Strength is an extremely important general quality for athletes of all levels to develop and maintain. Strength raises the athlete’s maximal force producing capabilities which underly everything the athlete does in sport. However, at a certain point, strength training...

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